Criminal Charges Won't Stop Killer Melons

It's good that prosecutors have charged the owners of a farm whose produce caused a lethal outbreak of food-borne illness, but the U.S. food-inspection system remains deficient.

The Food and Drug Administration is congratulating itself for helping to bring criminal chargesagainst two brothers who operated a Colorado cantaloupe farm whose contaminated produce killed 33 people, caused one woman to miscarry and sickened as many as 147 other people.

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